Construction of an 80km section of the Ho Chi Minh Highway started in central Thua Thien-Hue province on December 22.

The La Son-Tuy Loan section will be built at nearly 12 trillion VND (564 million USD) in the build-transfer (BT) form.

It starts from La Son town, Phu Loc district, Thua Thien-Hua province, and ends at the intersection with the Da Nang-Quang Ngai Highway in Tuy Loan town, Da Nang city.

Once being completed in April 2017, the section is expected to ease transport through the Hai Van tunnel and avoid flooding on National Highway 1A.-VNA